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    These People Won Awesome Prizes Signed by Chuck Palahniuk

    Chuck Palahniuk's BAIT Coloring Contest

    To celebrate the release of Chuck Palahniuk’s first adult coloring book, BAIT: Off-Color Stories for You to Color, we partnered with Palahniuk for a something pretty unique — the BAIT Coloring Contest.

    We received TONS of entrants, and have picked the winners! Thanks to everyone for entering, and a very special thanks to Chuck Palahniuk for partnering with us for this contest.

    BAIT Contest Winners:

    Third Place Prize Winner Third Place Prize: Fight Club 2 Poster signed by Chuck Palahniuk — Jill M., David L., Bre C.

    Second Place Prize Winner Second Place: Severed arm collectible signed by Chuck Palahniuk — Mitchell D., Marie T., Russel K., Karenina A., Katie M., Jazmine H., Marla S., Nikki F.

    Second Place Prize Winner First Place: Fight Club Signed Collector’s Edition HC — Max F.

    First Place: Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread Signed Collector’s Edition HC — Daman S.

    First Place: Survivor Signed Collector’s Edition HC — Bee M.

    Take a look at our winners’ entries below!

    Bee M.
    Bre C.
    Damian S.
    David L.
    Dylan T.

    Jazmine H.
    Jill M.
    Karenina A.
    Katie M.
    Marie T.

    Marla S.
    Max F.
    Mitchell D.
    Russel K.
    Nikki F.

    We’ll be shipping out these amazing prizes soon. Thanks again to everyone who created such fantastic pieces of art for this contest. It was a real pleasure seeing those come in this past couple months.

    Bonus for People Who Purchase BAIT at TFAW.com

    Hand-signed BAIT Bookplates will be included with copies of BAIT for a limited timeYou don’t need to win the contest to get something signed by Chuck Palahniuk! For a limited time while supplies last, we will be including special gilded bookplates that are handsigned by Palahniuk! Order your copy of BAIT as soon as possible to increase the chances that you’ll get one of these special copies.

    TAKE A PEEK INSIDE BAIT: OFF-COLOR STORIES FOR YOU TO COLOR
    ORDER YOUR COPY OF CHUCK PALAHNIUK’S BAIT

    Official Comic Book Continuation of Fight Club

    Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, he lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won’t last long — the wife has seen to that. He’s back where he started, but this go-round he’s got more at stake than his own life. The time has arrived to Rize or Die.

    The official continuation of Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club has been collected in two beautiful editions, the Fight Club 2 graphic novel and the Fight Club 2 Library Edition HC. Check them out at TFAW.com today!
    ORDER THE OFFICIAL CONTINUATION OF CHUCK PALAHNIUK’S FIGHT CLUB

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    Show Your Skills in TFAW’s BAIT Contest

    Chuck Palahniuk's BAIT Coloring Contest

    BAIT Contest at TFAW.comNew York Times bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk collaborated with incredible comic book artists to create BAIT: Off-Color Stories for You to Color, a coloring book unlike any that you’ve ever seen.

    Palahniuk invites readers to collaborate on this unprecedented hardcover edition: “Maybe between your colors, the artists’ designs, and my stories we can create something that endures. Something worth keeping. Let’s create a well-bound book that can sit on any shelf and be available for a new generation to discover and enjoy.”

    To celebrate the release of this ambitious book, we’ve partnered with Palahniuk for a special BAIT Coloring Contest that runs through December 12, 2016.

    We want you to take some time to unplug, express your creativity, and share your talents with the world. Visit our contest page to view contest details and learn how to enter.

    Extraordinary Prizes Await BAIT Contest Winners

    • Third Place Prize (Six Winners): Fight Club 2 Poster signed by Chuck Palahniuk.
    • Second Place (Ten Winners): Severed arm collectible signed by Chuck Palahniuk.
    • First Place (Three Winners): One of the following (to be determined at random)
      • Fight Club Signed Collector’s Edition HC
      • Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread Signed Collector’s Edition HC
      • Survivor Signed Collector’s Edition HC
    Severed Arm Collectible
    Fight Club 2 Poster
    Signed Collector’s Edition Hardcovers

    These are some amazing prizes, and the folks at TFAW are really jealous of the folks who will end up winning the contest. You all rock, and we can’t wait to see your art!

    Bonus for People Who Purchase BAIT at TFAW.com

    Hand-signed BAIT Bookplates will be included with copies of BAIT for a limited timeYou don’t need to win the contest to get something signed by Chuck Palahniuk! For a limited time while supplies last, we will be including special gilded bookplates that are handsigned by Palahniuk! Order your copy of BAIT as soon as possible to increase the chances that you’ll get one of these special copies.

    TAKE A PEEK INSIDE BAIT: OFF-COLOR STORIES FOR YOU TO COLOR
    ORDER YOUR COPY OF CHUCK PALAHNIUK’S BAIT
    SEE BAIT CONTEST RULES AND DETAILS

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    Pathfinder Worldscape: A Who’s Who of Fantasy Characters

    Exclusive Intervie With Pathfinder Worldscape Writer Erik Mona

    Pathfinder fans, you’re in for a real treat in Dynamite’s upcoming six-issue Pathfinder Worldscape miniseries written by Erik Mona (Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain) and art by Jonathan Lau (Red Sonja and Cub, Miss Fury).

    We had the chance to chat with series writer Erik Mona about his favorite part of writing this series and where he hopes to the story. Read on for insights into the series and see how you can win a copy of Pathfinder Worldscape #1 signed by Mona and series artist Jonathan Lau!

    TFAW: You have plenty of awesome Pathfinder comics under your belt–dozens of adventures. Each one leads us on a new journey. What is different about this one?

    Erik Mona: Pathfinder comics to date have taken us into dark and deadly dungeons, into the winding streets of treacherous cities, and even into the unknown corners of our heroes’ pasts, but things really jump to the next level with Pathfinder Worldscape, which transports our heroes to an entirely different dimension — the Worldscape. The Worldscape is an ancient trap created by a long-dead wizard to gather the greatest warriors from three worlds — Pathfinder’s Golarion, John Carter’s Barsoom, and Earth, including its remote history during Red Sonja’s Hyborian Age.

    In the course of the 6-issue series, the Pathfinder heroes cross swords with the likes of Red Sonja, John Carter of Mars, Tars Tarkas, Tarzan, and the jungle heroes Thun’da and Fantomah, among many others. The character interactions are a huge highlight for me.

    Crossing over Pathfinder characters with heroes created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E. Howard, and Frank Frazetta — artists who inspired the fantasy roleplaying hobby that ultimately inspired Pathfinder itself — definitely counts as new and different!

    “I’ve been tinkering with the Pathfinder Worldscape idea for years…”

    Pathfinder Worldscape Preview Page 1TFAW: With this huge cast of characters, did you find this story more difficult to manage or does it just come at ease at this point?

    Mona: The enormous cast of Pathfinder Worldscape presents some challenges, to be sure. You want to give everybody a chance to shine and do their thing while still having pages left over to tell an actual story. When you’re mashing together multiple properties in a dimension informed by the cultures of three different worlds (and at any time during the history of those worlds), there’s a strong temptation to over-indulge in world-building and wheel spinning about how this or that minor detail works into the overall character of the Worldscape dimension itself.

    My background in writing for tabletop RPGs has me thinking about all kinds of details that will never really play into the story. I’ve spent a significant amount of time thinking about the role of bullets in the Worldscape, as an example. While most of the Worldscape’s inhabitants come from eras or lands that fit well with traditional sword & sorcery themes, it’s perfectly likely someone trapped in the Worldscape will encounter a World War II soldier, a pistol-toting hero of America’s high plains, or a musket-wielding, fanatical street-fighter of Revolutionary France. Assuming they appear in the Worldscape with only the ammunition they bring with them, that makes their bullets a very rare and valuable commodity.

    I imagined a whole barter economy based around warriors seeking out the appropriate bullets for their chosen weapons, but after spending a considerable amount of time thinking about this, I snapped back to reality and realized that details like this — while perhaps quite interesting, useful, and even necessary to support a Pathfinder RPG campaign set in the Worldscape, probably weren’t going to enter into the comic book story too much.

    Happily, I’m fairly certain all that world-building will come into play in Worldscape-oriented Pathfinder RPG products down the line, but right now I’m putting my full effort into the comic book.

    TFAW: What exciting lands/places might we see on this adventure?

    Mona: The Worldscape itself is as exciting as you can get, with elements literally ripped out of the worlds in conjunction with it.

    Frank Frazetta’s jungle hero Thun’da, for example, lives in a place called the “Dawn Land,” a sort of time-lost valley filled with cave men, dinosaurs, amazons, and weird monsters. I always thought it strange that the subtitle of Thun’da’s comic was “King of the Congo,” when so many of his adventures took place in a much more interesting (and, from today’s standards, a much less politically fraught) location.

    I’m far more interested in struggles against pterosaurs and shaggy cave men than I am in fights against stereotypically primitive African witch doctors, and during a thorough review of fantasy-oriented stories and characters from the jungle comics of the ’40s and ’50s, Thun’da’s stories stood out as exceptional because of the weird monsters and lost cities.

    Naturally, when I started constructing the Worldscape plan, I drew in not just Thun’da and his savage girlfriend Pha, but also the entirety of his Dawn Land refuge, ruined cities and all. The central location of the Worldscape series, the brutal city of Shareen, is in fact drawn from Thun’da’s early adventures.

    Beyond that we’ve got misty valleys stuffed with Barsoomian white apes and a cadre of trained killers, another ruined city inhabited by the simian scum of three worlds, and the jungle itself, nominally ruled by the Council of Jungle Kings and their enigmatic and elusive First King, Tarzan of the Apes. Whether traveling by foot, by thoat, or by airship, the lands of the Worldscape promise death and danger at nearly every turn.

    “The character I’m enjoying the most and the one who has become weirdly central to the plot of the whole thing is Fantomah.”

    Pathfinder Worldscape Preview Page 2TFAW: Was this an idea that you had brewing for a while? How did this all come together?

    Mona: I’ve been tinkering with the Pathfinder Worldscape idea for years, since shortly after signing on to Dynamite and becoming more familiar with their roster of amazing licensed characters.

    So many of their heroes are based on the same fiction and characters that inspired tabletop gaming back in the early ’70s, and in particular Pathfinder has always been a gaming brand firmly in touch with its “pulp” roots.

    Working with characters created by Burroughs, Howard, and Frazetta…it’s just too tempting to try to put it all together and do something cool. Add to that that each issue of Pathfinder Worldscape contains a Pathfinder RPG rules appendix that provides official RPG statistics for these legendary heroes — in some cases heroes people have wanted game adaptations of literally for decades — and I had to try to put something together.

    At the time Dynamite had already teamed up many of their modern-day pulp heroes in their Masks comic, and Bill Willingham had just mashed a bunch of them together in a steampunk-inspired series called Legenderry. It seemed obvious to me that crossing over their awesome fantasy characters was the next logical step. In the meantime, Dynamite also launched the Swords of Sorrow series, which teamed up nearly all of their female characters, and Worldscape is the next logical progression.

    At a certain point I’d put so much work and thought into how to make it all happen that Dynamite offered me the chance to write the series myself, which is a huge, humbling opportunity!

    “Jonathan [Lau] has a fantastic attention to detail and an inventive spirit…”

    Pathfinder Worldscape Preview Page 4TFAW: How did the artist, Jonathan Lau, become involved with this epic adventure?

    Mona: Jonathan was my favorite of several artists Dynamite suggested for the project. I was familiar with his work on former Pathfinder writer Jim Zub’s Red Sonja and Cub from a few years back, so I was already familiar with his visual sensibility and his strong action compositions.

    What I didn’t know at the time was that Jonathan has a fantastic attention to detail and an inventive spirit that fills every nook and cranny of the book with interesting things to look at.

    His Tars Tarkas is probably my favorite version of the character I’ve seen in comics to date, and it’s fascinating to see him adapt characters like Thun’da, Fantomah, and the immortal empress Camilla, who haven’t really been in active production since the ’40s or ’50s (barring a limited series or guest appearance here and there).

    I’m thrilled to be working with him on the series, and each page I get from him on the earlier issues inspires me to put even crazier characters and scenes into the later issues I’m writing now.

    TFAW: With such a large roster of characters, have you found that you favor one more than others?

    Mona: I’m honored to work on all of them, especially Red Sonja and John Carter, two titans of fantasy publishing.

    Oddly, the character I’m enjoying the most and the one who has become weirdly central to the plot of the whole thing is Fantomah, the beautiful, nigh-omnipotent skull-faced woman introduced by literal madman Fletcher Hanks way back in ’40’s Jungle Comics #2. I’ve been mystified by this character (and by Fletcher Hanks) ever since reading about her in the incomparable “I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets” collection/biography by Paul Karasik from a few years back.

    When Dynamite challenged me to add some public domain fantasy heroes to their already impressive roster, I immediately leapt to Fantomah, and I’ve never really looked back. Hanks portrayed Fantomah as this unstoppable force of nature capable of just about anything. Unlike staid jungle heroes of the era, it was never really clear whether Fantomah was a hero or a villain, just that you never wanted to cross her, lest she rip the skin from your flesh, turn you into some crazy plant creature, or dispatch you in whatever weird way Fletcher Hanks could concoct between bottles of whiskey. In Pathfinder RPG terms, she’s basically a god, which opened up another interesting element of philosophy for the series.

    Each of the three worlds involved — Earth, Barsoom, and Golarion — have very different relationships with religion, and what it means to be a god. For most of the people of Earth — certainly the more or less modern ones like Thun’da and John Carter, “God” is something to be inferred as a matter of faith.

    Pathfinder Worldscape Preview Page 3On Barsoom, religion is a fraud designed to deliver the dying to a valley where they are drained of blood by bizarre plant creatures so that their bloodless corpses can be eaten by a cannibal priesthood of Holy Therns (also, by the way, in Worldscape). Burroughs’ “The Gods of Mars,” the second of his John Carter books, is largely about that religion.

    Then you’ve got the Pathfinder world of Golarion, where gods are literally, indisputably present and real and divine. It’s not so much a matter of belief as it is acknowledgement of existing supernatural forces, and that gives me a lot to play with in terms of how my characters interact with the world and their predicament as captives of the Worldscape.

    John Carter and the cleric Kyra get a nice juicy conversation about this, but Fantomah plays an important role in this aspect of the story as well, and I’m thrilled to be able to use her!

    “I’m still hard at work crafting cool Pathfinder RPG rules appendices for each issue…”

    TFAW: Do you have any other projects coming up that we should know about?

    Mona: In addition to running Paizo’s day-to-day publishing operations, managing the creative staff, and making diabolical plans for the future of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, most of my focus these days is soundly on Pathfinder Worldscape.

    Most of the scripting is out of the way at this point, but I’m still hard at work crafting cool Pathfinder RPG rules appendices for each issue. I just finished official game statistics for Red Sonja, for example, and now I’m noodling around with Tars Tarkas, who will appear in the second issue. After that we’ve got Tarzan, Thun’da, and a whole host of others. How much damage does a radium pistol do? What’s the Strength bonus for a green Martian? I dunno, but I will know soon, and it’s really exciting to map the game designer part of my brain over the story I’ve been composing using my comics writing circuits.

    You can keep up with my projects and get some insight into the Pathfinder RPG adaptation process behind Worldscape by checking out my blog at erikmona.com or following me on Twitter @erikmona.

    TFAW: What comics are you enjoying right now?

    Mona: Oh, man, there are so many! I went in way deep on DC’s New 52 a few years back and am working my way through a longbox of backissues of Snyder’s Batman, which has been fantastic, of course. I’m always keen to follow former Pathfinder comics writer Jim Zub on whatever he’s doing, and I really like what he’s been rolling out with Wayward, as well as his new title Glitterbomb, from Image. I’m highly intrigued by DC’s Young Animal imprint. The first issue of the new Doom Patrol was fantastic, and I can’t wait to break out a copy of Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye. As far as comic titles go, that’s probably the best I’ve heard in a long time!

    We want to thank Erik for taking the time out of his busy schedule to chat with us! Make sure to order your copies of Pathfinder Worldscape.

    ORDER PATHFINDER WORLDSCAPE ISSUES

    Are you looking forward to Pathfinder Worldscape? Tell us which character you’re looking forward to seeing in the Worldscape in the comments below and you’ll be in the running to get a copy of Pathfinder Worldscape #1 signed by Erik Mona and Jonathan Lau!

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    Spider-Man Subscription Contest Winners Announced

    Spider-Man #1 at TFAWWith the new Spider-Man series launching tomorrow, it’s time to announce the winners of our Spider-Man Subscription Contest!

    • Ryan B. from Knoxville, TN
    • Ash H. from Irmo, SC
    • Joshua D. from Columbia, SC
    • Steve S. from Sausalito, CA
    • Adrian W. from Alexandria, VA

    Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to everyone who entered our contest!

    About the New Spider-Man Series:
    Miles Morales has been doing the super hero thing for a while, now he’ll be a full-fledged member of the Marvel Universe. Swinging next to the Invincible Iron Man, the Mighty Thor and the All-New Captain America as a card-carrying member of the Avengers is an adventure!

    ORDER SPIDER-MAN COMICS TODAY
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    November’s Product Review Contest Winners Announced

    Rat Queens #12 review at TFAW.comIt’s that time again! Every month, our customers submit hundreds of product reviews that help others determine how great (or not-so-hot) certain comics, graphic novels, and other collectibles are. We took a look at the reviews that were submitted in November and are awarding $25 gift certificates as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. The winners who submitted product reviews in November are (insert drum roll here):

    Our first contest winner all the way from Latvia. Alise wrote a review for Rat Queens issue #12.

    Although I still like Upchurch’s art in Rat Queens, but Tess Fowler is very good substitute, she’s pretty good. When it comes down to story it’s still The Rat Queens I fell in love with. In this comic you can get to know something about the girls and have some excitement.

    We really love Rat Queens because it’s the perfect combination of humor, fantasy, and action. The team does a really great job month after month of hooking us in. So excited to follow the adventures of Hannah, Violet, Dee, and Betty.
    Chewbacca #1 review at TFAW.comOur second winner is Zach from Cedar Rapids, IA, who wrote a 4-star review of Chewbacca issue #1 by Gerry Duggan and Phil Noto:

    I was pumped for this mini series, because Chewbacca is one of my favorite characters. But this first issue was very uninspired. It’s like reading a Groot comic, in that you never really know what Chewie is saying, so it’s up to the other people in the scenes to drive the dialogue. And the character they used in this story line is pretty boring. I’m hoping this story picks up in the rest of the issues and I’ll keep buying them because I’m a Star Wars nerd, but I was hoping for much more.

    See two other 5-star reviews for this issue.

    Grab Bag comic book review at TFAW.comLast but not least, Will from Phoenix, AZ dropped by to offer his thoughts about our $.50 Grab Bag Comic from Dark Horse Comics:

    Picked this up to make my order qualify for free shipping, It was the Willow #1 comic from the BTVS universe. I’m very happy with it as I’ve read the digitals and now I have a copy of the floppy….which I’ll need to pick the rest up now.

    I just love Will’s response to the book he got as a grab bag. You never know what you’re going to get with our $.50 Grab Bag Comic, and that’s actually part of what makes them so great. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve talked to who have gotten something they would have never picked up at full price, but ended up loving the issue so much they started reading the series regularly.

    Honorable mentions from November’s Product Reviews at TFAW:

    Thanks so much to everyone who wrote reviews last month. You’re helping people decide what to get (or what to avoid) next.

    Remember, you don’t have to write a novel to win. Product reviews can be short and sweet, or highly detailed — as long as they help other customers, that’s what we’re looking for. So submit your reviews and help your fellow collectors sort out the “HOT” from the “NOT”! Who knows, you may be one of next month’s winners.

    HOW TO SUBMIT A PRODUCT REVIEW:
    It’s simple! Just visit any product page and look for this:

    Click on it and our product review form will appear in a popup. Just fill out the pertinent information and submit your review, and you’re done! We’ll take a look at your review and get it up on the product page soon thereafter!

    There’s also a really easy way for you to call up everything you’ve ever ordered from us and review it. Simply log in to your account and go into the Order History Section. Next to each item, you’ll see a “Review it!” link.

    Questions? Comments? Let us know below!

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    Enter TFAW’s Win Your Wish List Contest

    Enter TFAW's Win Your Wish List ContestThis holiday season, TFAW is making it easy to get exactly what you want with our Win Your Wish List Contest! Have you been good all year? Want to help your friends and family figure out what you want for Christmas? TFAW is here to help.

    No matter what you’re into, we’ve got just the thing for your collection, and we hope that collection will get bigger this holiday season. When you share your TFAW Wish List with friends and family this holiday season, you’ll be in the running to win a $100 gift certificate to purchase products on your Wish List at TFAW.com after the holidays!

    LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR WISHLIST CONTEST
    VIEW OUR GIFT IDEAS PAGES & GET YOUR WISHLIST STARTED
    FIND EVEN MORE IDEAS FOR YOUR WISHLIST ON OUR BLOG

    Good luck to everybody! Thanks for participating in our contest this year.

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    Cullen Bunn Takes Ash & The Army of Darkness to Space

    Comic Book Writer Cullen Bunn takes the Army of Darkness, and the heroic Ash to spaceCullen Bunn and Dynamite Entertainment are taking the Army of Darkness and the series’ hero, Ash, into space this winter. Army of Darkness comics have given fans Ash’s ongoing adventures for years, and Bunn’s addition to the family will be an exciting continuation of the Chosen One’s story.

    Bunn’s catalog of work is impressive, with titles like Wolverine, Sinestro, The Shadow, and The Sixth Gun under his belt, his latest venture following Ash and the Deadites is sure to be a wild ride. It’s his work on various Deadpool books that has us chomping at the bit to see him take on the Army of Darkness.

    You could win sought-after Army of Darkness comics from Bunn’s new series! Keep reading for more info on how to enter.

    Comic Book Writer Cullen Bunn takes the Army of Darkness, and the heroic Ash to spaceTFAW: Hi Cullen, thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to chat with us. When did you discover Raimi’s Army of Darkness?
    Cullen Bunn: I was already a fan of Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2 when Army of Darkness came to movie theaters. I saw the flick on opening weekend and was completely taken by surprise. As much of a departure as EVIL DEAD 2 was from the original movie, Army of Darkness was even more of a game-changer in terms of tone and style. I loved it.

    TFAW: How did you come to work on Dynamite’s Army of Darkness comic book series?
    Bunn: Nick Barrucci and I have been talking about working together for some time, but we wanted to find the perfect projects for me. Last year, at Emerald City Comic Con, Nick and I sat down to discuss several projects. He surprised me by asking, “Are you familiar with Army of Darkness?” I’m pretty sure my ear-to-ear grin answered that question for him.

    TFAW: It sounds like Ash is going to be in quite the predicament in this story. How did this idea hit you, and when did it start to look like this was really going to happen?
    Bunn: Ash has battled demons and been possessed himself. He’s been thrown through time. It only seemed natural that I throw him into space. When Nick and I started discussing this project, one of his requests was that I do something unexpected with good ol’ Ash. Sending the Chosen One on a deep space adventure seemed to fit the bill. As the story started to come together, I was able to draw inspiration from so many amazing science fiction sources—from 2001: A Space Odyssey to Star Wars to Dune to Lovecraft’s tales to stories of John Carter of Mars!

    Now, you might think that space adventures aren’t a good fit for Army of Darkness, but I believe this tale is very true to the spirit of the franchise, but still offers plenty of surprises! I’m not sure any reader will expect where this story will take them!

    Comic Book Writer Cullen Bunn takes the Army of Darkness, and the heroic Ash to spaceTFAW: The first issue has multiple variants, is there one that you dig the most?
    Bunn: I like them all, but the Jay Shaw ET-inspired variant might be my favorite. I like the starkness of the image. I also like those blank covers, because I can just draw my own images! Stick-figure Ash for the win!

    TFAW: How has Larry Watts been to work with as a partner?
    Bunn: Larry is a great collaborator. He genuinely loves the material, and he does an amazing job balancing the horror, sci-fi, and humor aspects of the story. He manages to get a lot of “acting” across with Ash, which is vitally important to this book!

    TFAW: What’s your favorite part about writing Ash and the Deadites?
    Bunn: I love that this project straddles a couple of different worlds and styles. The way I’m approaching this story, Ash provides the humor with his bumbling buffoonery. But the Deadites provide the creepiness and horror.

    TFAW: You’ve worked with Dynamite on other projects before. How has it been to work with the folks at Dynamite Entertainment?
    Bunn: Team Dynamite is an absolute delight to work with…which is nice because I’m dealing with them so frequently of late!

    TFAW: How would you describe this series to someone who’s never seen Army of Darkness or read the comics?
    Bunn: You know that crazy uncle of yours…the one who thinks he knows a lot more about everything than he really does…the one who frequently lets his mouth write checks his rear-end can’t cover…the one who has the utmost confidence in himself even when he gets himself into the most unbelievable hot water time and time again? Yeah, that guy. Imagine he’s the savior of humanity, our last line of defense against demons as old as time. And then imagine he has to stow away on the space shuttle in order to stop these demons from conquering the world.

    TFAW: What comics are you reading right now?
    Bunn: I’ve been reading a few different titles of late. I just read the first couple of issues of Fred Van Lente’s Resurrectionists, which was great. I’m digging Chris Sebela’s Dead Letters and Scott Snyder’s Wytches. My absolute favorite book right now, though is Southern Bastards from Jason Aaron and Jason Latour.

    TFAW: Do you have any other projects in the works that you’re excited about?
    Bunn: I have several projects that have either been recently announced or will be announced soon. Masks II from Dynamite is in the works, and it is a wildly ambitious story featuring a dozen or more characters in three time periods. Terrible Lizard from Oni Press will be launching in early November. It’s an all-ages story of a girl and her T-Rex. Wolf Moon from Vertigo is a werewolf story with a twist that will hit the stands in December. And I’ve got a couple of more Dynamite projects in the works…but I can’t reveal them just yet!

    We want to thank Cullen Bunn for taking the time out of his busy schedule to chat with us! Make sure to pre-order Bunn’s Army of Darkness comics and save 20% off the cover price! Plus, everyone who purchases issues by December 2 will be in the running to win our Army of Darkness Contest and take home some sweet collectible comics.

    ORDER ARMY OF DARKNESS COMICS & MORE
    ENTER OUR ARMY OF DARKNESS CONTEST
    SEE OTHER BOOKS BY CULLEN BUNN

    Are you excited for more Bunn’s take on Ash in Army of Darkness? Post your comments below!

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    Futures End Contest Winners Announced

    Futures End Harley Quinn #1 at TFAW.comWow. We had over 15,000 entries for our Futures End Contest! We want to thank everyone who participated in this contest, whether by purchasing a Futures End 3-D comic or mailing in their entry. The response was great. Congratulations to the following winners:

    Grand Prize Winner:

    • Robert M. from Ashford, Alabama

    First Place Winners:

    • Matt H. from Fort Worth, Texas
    • Marcos S. from Findlay, Ohio

    Not a winner (this time)? Make sure to sign up for our Newsletter and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for news about our next contest!

    SEE ALL FUTURES END 3-D COVERS

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    July Product Review Contest Winners Announced

    Bernie Wrightson's Frankenstein HC review at TFAW.comEvery month, our customers submit hundreds of product reviews that help others determine how great (or flat-out bad) certain comics, graphic novels, and other collectibles are. We took a look at the reviews that were submitted in July and are awarding $25 gift certificates as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. And the winners are (insert drum roll here):

    Joe from East Northport, NY penned a couple really great reviews last month — his review for Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein HC caught our eye:

    Great art in this beautiful hardcover. I have it as a coffee table book and company always has something to say and will take a look, mostly they all love it. Great classic story and the artwork to go along with it is amazing.

    MPH #1 review at TFAW.comOur second winner is David from Nortonville, KS. He had this to say about Mark Millar’s newest book, MPH #1:

    A nifty take on the super-speed power that takes place in a universe where no one can oppose it, supposedly. Well written, great art, an overall excellent read. Not an over-the-top book like Kick-Ass or Wanted though, at least by issue 2.

    I am a huge fan of Millar’s work and while this isn’t his craziest story, it’s quite well written with characters you can relate to (or at least empathize with). The characters are believable with a relatable the-ends-justify-the-means mentality of the main character. I wouldn’t condone it, I’m just saying I can see parallels in the world we live in today. People feeling their only option out of a bad situation is through some sort of crime, but in the end a desire to just get out, go straight, and leave their bad start behind.

    Marvel Grab Bag graphic novel review at TFAW.comLast but not least, Gabe from South Australia dropped by to share his thoughts about our $3 Marvel Grab Bag Graphic Novels:

    Wow! I ordered and received 3 graphic novels: Young Avengers Presents: Young Avengers, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Volume 2 and Iron Man: I Am Iron Man. I’m astonished that I got these wonderful collections at the price I did considering the condition that they’re in. The ones I received look no worse than the ones I’ve seen in stores before (one of them had a fold in one page…that’s honestly it though). I’m almost certainly going to purchase more of these considering the price. Thanks so much for these fun surprises!!!

    Thanks so much to everyone who wrote reviews last month. You’re helping people decide what to get (or what to avoid) next.

    Remember, you don’t have to write a novel to win. Product reviews can be short and sweet, or highly detailed — as long as they help other customers, that’s what we’re looking for. So submit your reviews and help your fellow collectors sort out the “HOT” from the “NOT”! Who knows, you may be one of next month’s winners.

    HOW TO SUBMIT A PRODUCT REVIEW:
    It’s simple! Just visit any product page and look for this:

    Click on it and our product review form will appear in a popup. Just fill out the pertinent information and submit your review, and you’re done! We’ll take a look at your review and get it up on the product page soon thereafter!

    There’s also a really easy way for you to call up everything you’ve ever ordered from us and review it. Simply log in to your account and go into the Order History Section. Next to each item, you’ll see a “Review it!” link.

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    Jae Lee’s Dynamite Sketches Arrive: See All 10 Now

    Vampirella by Jae LeeOur Dynamite Jae Lee Sketch Contest attracted a flood of interest, and now the 10 sketches for our 10 winners have arrived! Check out Lee’s gorgeous sketches of Vampirella, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris, and more to the right and below.

    These sketches are going out to our lucky winners ASAP!

    Winners include: Montgomery and Raymond from Shoreline, WA, Krystopher from Westminster, CO, Eric from Beaverton, OR, Eddie from Westville, NJ, Brian from Denver, CO, Robert from Round Lake Beach, IL, Darryl from Inverness, IL, Nelson from Bronx, NY, and Shawn from Great Mills, MD.

    Click on each image to see all the details!

    Dejah Thoris by Jae LeeDejah Thoris by Jae LeeEvil Ernie by Jae Lee

    Green Hornet by Jae LeeRed Sonja by Jae LeeThe Shadow by Jae Lee

    The Shadow by Jae LeeVampirella by Jae LeeVampirella by Jae Lee

    Our thanks to Dynamite, Jae Lee, and everyone who entered this awesome contest. Want to stay up to date on the next one? Sign up for our newsletter today!

    SEE ALL UPCOMING COMICS & MORE FROM DYNAMITE

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    January Product Review Contest Winners Announced

    Empowered Deluxe Edition Volume 1 HC review at TFAW.comHope you all are having a great new year so far! With so many amazing product reviews to choose from last month, it was nearly impossible to narrow the field down for this month’s picks. However, we’ve sifted through the hundreds and hundreds of great reviews and hand picked three of our favorites as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. Below, you’ll see who won from January’s Product Reviews. $25 TFAW gift certificates are on the way to the folks who posted them.

    Michael from Central Point, OR stopped by with his five star review of Dark Horse Comics’s Goon Volume 6: Chinatown HC:

    For those of us who’ve been asleep for the past 7 years, The Goon: Chinatown is awesome. You finally get a back story on Goon!! Fantastic & powerful. For your best deal though, buy only from TFAW!!! Nobody beats their service, products or prices! Thanks TFAW Staff, and Happy New Year.

    Sandman Overture #1 (of 6) (Cover B) review at TFAW.comOur second winner is Christopher from Pasadena, CA. He had this to say about the Sandman Overture #1:

    Been a while since I’ve read Sandman, but with this new series it seems like it’s been only a moment. This story is what I expected from Mr. Gaiman but somehow also new in ways I didn’t expect. The artwork is simply amazing and I would have expected the combination of art and prose to be included in books costing much more! All around it’s a superb effort and I’m definitely looking forward to the next offering!

    Venom bust review at TFAW.comLast but not least, Joe from East Boulder, CO wrote a review for the for Gentle Giant’s Venom Mini-bust that we had to share:

    The detail is incredible, the pose is great. It’s hard for me to say whether it’s bigger than I expected it would be. It is quite large (about the height of a Nalgene bottle). Has great weight. Just an awesome piece for the price.

    If you liked the look of the regular Venom mini-bust, you will love the Zombie Venom Mini-bust currently available for pre-order!

    Thanks so much to everyone who wrote reviews last month. You’re helping people decide what to get (or what to avoid) next.

    Remember, you don’t have to write a novel to win. Product reviews can be short and sweet, or highly detailed — as long as they help other customers, that’s what we’re looking for. So submit your reviews and help your fellow collectors sort out the “HOT” from the “NOT”! Who knows, you may be one of next month’s winners.

    HOW TO SUBMIT A PRODUCT REVIEW:
    It’s simple! Just visit any product page and look for this:

    Click on it and our product review form will appear in a popup. Just fill out the pertinent information and submit your review, and you’re done! We’ll take a look at your review and get it up on the product page soon thereafter!

    There’s also a really easy way for you to call up everything you’ve ever ordered from us and review it. Simply log in to your account and go into the Order History Section. Next to each item, you’ll see a “Review it!” link.

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    December Product Review Contest Winners Announced

    Empowered Deluxe Edition Volume 1 HC review at TFAW.comGreat Odin’s Raven! With so many amazing product reviews to choose from last month, it was nearly impossible to narrow the field down for this month’s picks. However, we’ve sifted through the hundreds and hundreds of great reviews and hand picked three of our favorites as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. Below, you’ll see who won from December’s Product Reviews. $25 TFAW gift certificates are on the way to the folks who posted them.

    Jeff from Charleston, WV stopped by with his five star review of Dark Horse Comics’s The Star Wars #2 :

    I’ve always wanted to see this attempted, to see it so fully realized is great. Interesting to see so many earlier characters and situations from the movies and their original place in Lucas’ earlier version. It really makes you realize how Episodes I-III are more like Lucas’ original vision of the saga.

    Afterlife With Archie #1 review at TFAW.comOur second winner is Thomas from Rancho Cucamonga, CA. He had this to say about the Amazing Spider-Man Venom Unbound Fine Art Statue:

    Great detail on this statue sculpted by Erick Sosa based on the good old Mcfarlane Venom I grew up on. This isn’t the skinny Topher Grace Venom that today’s silly kids know from the movie. Sosa’s sculpt is a little bit over the top in the muscle department, looking like a bodybuilder all jacked up on juice; of course, old Eddie Brock was hitting the weights rather hard after he lost his job due to web head, so I think it fits perfectly. Five stars for the statue and five stars for the great packing job and speedy delivery from TFAW. I used to frequent the Beaverton store about 25 years ago back when it was Pegasus Comics and Pat ran the show. Unfortunately, I had to move to California. I had such fond memories of the place that I visited it a couple of years ago in a road trip. Double thumbs up!

    Velvet #1 review at TFAW.comLast but not least, John from East Hartford, CT wrote a review for the Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story Limited Edition by Vivek J. Tiwary that we had to share:

    It is no accident that this book rocketed to number 1 on the New York Times best seller list. Both imaginative and colorful, it deals with the man dedicated to seeing the Beatles become bigger than Elvis — Brian Epstein. The author of this book will be bringing this story to the cinema soon and I am sure his efforts have helped Brian Epstein secure a well deserved place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    Thanks so much to everyone who wrote reviews last month. You’re helping people decide what to get (or what to avoid) next.

    Remember, you don’t have to write a novel to win. Product reviews can be short and sweet, or highly detailed — as long as they help other customers, that’s what we’re looking for. So submit your reviews and help your fellow collectors sort out the “HOT” from the “NOT”! Who knows, you may be one of next month’s winners.

    HOW TO SUBMIT A PRODUCT REVIEW:
    It’s simple! Just visit any product page and look for this:

    Click on it and our product review form will appear in a popup. Just fill out the pertinent information and submit your review, and you’re done! We’ll take a look at your review and get it up on the product page soon thereafter!

    There’s also a really easy way for you to call up everything you’ve ever ordered from us and review it. Simply log in to your account and go into the Order History Section. Next to each item, you’ll see a “Review it!” link.

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